In Terms of Men’s Health, Are Scientists Researching Anything That Isn’t Prostate Cancer?

by Ian Lecklitner Because you wouldn’t know it from reading the news A quick scroll through sites reporting on male health topics — say, the men’s health section of ScienceDaily — will reveal one very important fact: Scientists sure are spending a lot of time researching prostate cancer. On the aforementioned page, in fact, 18 of the 20 stories on the homepage are about prostate cancer (sample selection: “Aggressive Prostate Cancer Eradicated in Mice”; “Metastatic Prostate Cancer Cases Skyrocket”; “How to Fight Side Effects of Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer”; “New Mechanisms in Prostate Cancer”; “Detecting Prostate Cancer Recurrence Early,” etc., etc., etc.) Which, I suppose, makes a … Continue reading In Terms of Men’s Health, Are Scientists Researching Anything That Isn’t Prostate Cancer?

FACEBOOK TEAMS UP WITH SHADY DARPA EXEC TO SCAN YOUR BRAIN AND AUGMENT YOUR REALITY

by Phillip Schneider, Staff WriterWaking Times In light of the recent Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook is quickly becoming one of the world’s least trusted companies. A survey from the Ponemon Institute, a research group focused on data privacy and information security, shows that trust in Facebook has fallen 66 percent to where now only 28 percent of users believe the company is “committed to privacy.” Although many people are unaware of what goes on behind the scenes at Facebook, social media is not their only business. As part of an ongoing research and development venture, a project called Building 8 was created to develop technology … Continue reading FACEBOOK TEAMS UP WITH SHADY DARPA EXEC TO SCAN YOUR BRAIN AND AUGMENT YOUR REALITY

A metropolitan world

Hans Baluschek’s Großstadtlichter (1931), oil on canvas. Stadtmuseum, Berlin. Photo of painting courtesy of Michael Setzpfandt Urbanisation may be the most profound change to human society in a century, more telling than colour, class or continent by Michael Goebel is professor of global and Latin American history at the Freie Universität Berlin. He is the author of Anti-Imperial Metropolis: Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism (2015). Edited by Sam Haselby At some unknown moment between 2010 and 2015, for the first time in human history, more than half the world’s population lived in cities. Urbanisation is unlikely to reverse. Every week since, another 3 … Continue reading A metropolitan world